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Law firm invests in its people as it steps up recruitment plans

Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 10.57.24Teesside law firm Endeavour Partnership has become one of the first companies in the UK to adopt unique North East-developed software to strengthen its position as a leading legal sector employer.

The Stockton firm, which has started a recruitment drive for 2016 as it continues with its development, has invested in Hive HR, cloud-based software to help businesses work more efficiently with their teams to meet their needs.

The software is designed to help organisations  understand, measure and improve employee engagement through the use of weekly, anonymous micro surveys rather than the typical annual employee survey.

Stockton-based Hive HR was developed and launched by Teesside technology leaders, Visualsoft.  Having grown significantly and now employing over 200 people, Visualsoft developed the software to use in their own organisation before releasing the product for other businesses to benefit from.

Endeavour Partnership, a business-focused law firm which works with regional, national and global clients, already has strong employee satisfaction and retention rates but, having grown rapidly in recent years and now rivalling larger city firms in Newcastle and Leeds, it has invested in Hive HR to enable it to bolster its position as a leading legal sector employer.

As well as the new HR technology, Endeavour has recently established a health and well-being committee to provide exercise sessions, healthy food ideas, social events and advice to the team on an ongoing basis.

Sharon Hutchinson, practice manager at Endeavour Partnership, said: “We recognise that our team is critical to us and we’re passionate about making sure they’re happy and that potential new staff see us as an employer of choice. We have a great family culture and we really believe in the importance of work-life balance, hence setting up our health and well-being team, providing generous holidays and offering a flexible working policy. Hive HR will play a crucial role in enabling us to continue growing and developing our positive company culture.”

John Ryder, founder of Hive HR, said: “Having been a client of Endeavour Partnership for some time, we know it has always been committed to fostering a positive company culture and has a strong focus on employee engagement. We’re delighted to now be playing our part in further enhancing the firm’s position as a valuable North East employer.”

Endeavour Partnership is a leading North East firm of solicitors who provide high quality advice on a range of business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, litigation, commercial property and corporate recovery and insolvency.
www.endeavourpartnership.com

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